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Title:
Penn Museum Scholars Lecture: Ancient Mesopotamia
When:
 12:30PM - 07:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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"Penn Museum Scholars Lecture Series
A series of lunchtime lectures that highlights the work and research of Penn Museum scholars. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch.

This week:

Philip Jones, Associate Curator, Near East Section, Penn Museum
""Ancient Mesopotamia and the Axial Age""

The first millennium BCE is often seen as an ""Axial Age"" - a crucial period in which all across Eurasia, in Greece, Israel, India and China, innovative thinkers re-conceptualized humanity's relationship to the cosmos in ways that continue to resonate today. From this perspective, first millennium BCE Mesopotamia can be seen as a ""Bronze Age Fossil"". However, Mesopotamia was not without its own evolutionary trajectory. Furthermore, unlike the so-called Axial Civilizations, it has left us copious primary documents speculating on the nature of the cosmos that pre-date the first millennium. What light, therefore, do changes between second and first millennium BCE Mesopotamia throw on Axial ""breakthroughs"" elsewhere?

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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